Soccer Aid is back for the 12th time with the mission to “protect play for every child”.

The Unicef charity event was created by Robbie Williams in 2006 and has brought together celebrities and football legends from across the world. Last year Soccer Aid raised a record-breaking £15.6m.

The children’s charity is working in 190 countries and works to stop preventable diseases spreading throughout communities, using money raised on vaccines and other treatments.

In 2022 there was a big focus on Ukraine and the 7.5 million children who were affected by the Russian invasion.

Speaking on captaining England, former Lionesses star Jill Scott said: “The Euros, The Jungle and now Soccer Aid for Unicef – it’s the holy trinity.

“I’ve won two of them, so just need Soccer Aid now to complete the treble. I think of all three, this mught be the one I’m most nervous about though. Just look at the names involved.”

When is Soccer Aid 2023?

Soccer Aid returns on Sunday 11 June with the action kicking off at Old Trafford, Manchester at 7.30pm.

You can watch it live on ITV or online on the ITVX, with the build up starting an hour earlier.

How to buy tickets

You can buy tickets via the official Soccer Aid website here.

Prices for children start at £10, £20 for adults and £100 for premium seats.

Wheelchair and Ambulant disabled tickets are available in various areas of the stadium, and includes a personal assistant seat.



  • Jill Scott (captain)
  • Paddy McGuinness
  • Jermain Defoe
  • Karen Carney
  • Gary Cahill
  • Jack Wilshere
  • Bugzy Malone
  • Tom Grennan
  • Sir Mo Farah
  • Alex Brooker
  • Gary Neville
  • Paul Scholes
  • Chunkz
  • Joel Corry
  • Eni Aluko
  • David James
  • Emma Hayes (coach)
  • Vicky McClure (coach)

World XI

  • Usain Bolt (captain)
  • Lee Mack
  • Steven Bartlett
  • Kem Cetinay
  • Robbie Keane (coach)

You may wonder why Englishman Lee Mack is playing for the World XI. In an appearance on “Who Do You Think You Are”, the comedian traced his family history back to Ireland and has therefore chosen to play for the World XI.

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